Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Dad convicted of sexual abuse against 16-year-old daughter (Belize)

UNNAMED DAD. No mention of a mother in the home.


Daughter’s Testimony of Abuse Sends Father To Jail

posted (September 23, 2013)

This morning, a 56 year old father was convicted aggravated assault of an indecent nature, and sentenced to three years in prison by Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith. We can't give you names or show you his face, but during the in camera trial, the victim, his now 16 year old daughter, testified that on March 24, her father fondled her breast and that that was not the first time, but the second. The child told the court that after the incident, she told her brother, who then took her to the police to report the matter. But in court, the father told the court that he was innocent of the crime and the only reason the child made up that story about him was because he and one of her brothers had a misunderstanding earlier.

The trial started last Thursday and this morning, when the father was returned to court, he was convicted of the crime and sentenced to three years.